In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier — not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The internet of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. It also connected him to the country in new ways, as information poured in, and allowed him to feel the pulse of the country faster than before.
“Rise!” examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. African Americans who fought fascism in World War II came home to face the same old racial violence. But mass media — from print to radio and TV — broadcast that injustice, planting seeds of resistance. The success of black entrepreneurs and entertainers fueled African-American hopes and dreams. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, heralding the dawn of a movement of resistance, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Indian Relay” documents the hope and determination of modern-day Native-American life and what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horse racing. From the bitter cold of winter to the heat of summer championship races, the film follows teams from three different tribes as they compete across a grueling season.
"Indian Relay" on Independent Lens airs on Monday, November 18th at 9:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.
Trouble brews at The Paradise as the big day approaches. When a corpse is found in the river, word spreads that it is the body of Burroughs — and suspicion is quickly cast upon Jonas. Meanwhile, Moray cannot deny his love for Denise and plans to call off the wedding. But will he be able to follow through if it means losing The Paradise?
"The Paradise, Pt. 7" on Masterpiece Classic airs on Sunday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.